Monday, October 19, 2015

Tangram Man - Judith

At last Tangram Man can rest, he’s been on the run for two months but finally he’s made it. A little late Ngaire but he’s made it.

Tangram is an ancient Chinese geometrical puzzle consisting of a square cut into seven pieces which can be arranged to make various other shapes.  I have long been fascinated with these puzzles and have collected several sets of different sizes over the years.  Why you may ask, well simple really, to one day to use the images to make a quilt and now I have.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Ginkgo by Kerry

Ngaire, thank you for this little challenge. The Ginkgo is native to China and thought it was very suitable for my interpretation of your theme. I have painted the leaves over one of my batik fabrics added glitz in the form of foils and did a little stitching.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Oriental Ladies - Lynn

Japanese girls in kimonos - a symbol of the Orient. I photographed these girls in Kyoto. Are they Maiko, (apprentice geishas) or just having a fun day dressed up?
Best wishes Ngaire, from Lynn.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Spice Jars - Helen

My immediate thought for 'The Orient' theme was the centuries old and very lucrative spice trade. My research found that, at present, eight of the top ten spice producing countries are in the Orient.
And Margie and I haven't shared ideas for our quilts!

Green Tea by Mary

When I think of the Orient, I think of green tea. 
 This lovely fabric seemed just right for the jug and cup.
Enjoy your quilts Ngaire.